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“Connection is at the heart of everything we want. This book is our key.”

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

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Connection is everything. Let the therapist to Silicon Valley’s top executives help you become super psyched by discovering your personalized formula for more energy, higher performance, better relationships, and a more meaningful life.

The harmful effects of loneliness and lack of fulfilling relationships are well-documented—higher rates of anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, addiction, and even premature death.

In providing nearly 20,000 hours of intensive psychotherapy, Dr. Adam Dorsay has effectively treated hundreds of patients, from adolescent gang members to survivors of torture to Fortune 500 executives and professional athletes in the pressure cooker of Silicon Valley.

The common thread? They all struggled with the same sense of seemingly unshakable unhappiness.

The solution? Restoring or creating the deep bonds of connection to what truly mattered in their lives.

Drawing on more than a decade of practical research and Dorsay’s groundbreaking work with Facebook as co-creator of its international resiliency program, Super Psyched reveals an innovative framework for readers to create their own Connection Formula—a customizable tool that allows users to strengthen their bonds in four basic areas: with others, the world around them, their spirituality, and (perhaps most importantly) themselves.

Packed with actionable advice, unforgettable stories, and unexpected insights, Super Psyched is the ultimate handbook for unleashing the power of connection to live the life you love.

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Meet the Author

Dr. Adam Dorsay is a licensed psychologist and a certified executive coach working in private practice. He specializes in assisting high-achieving professionals—including tech executives, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes—with relationship issues, stress reduction, easing anxiety, and attaining more happiness in their lives.

He delivers lively and well-received keynotes and trainings at institutions like Microsoft, LinkedIn, and the California Psychological Association. He is also the host of the award-winning psychology podcast SuperPsyched, which in nearly two hundred episodes has featured interviews with everyone from NBA coaches to rock stars to world-famous comedians to bestselling authors and many more.

He lives and works in San Jose, California, and is happily married with two children and an Australian Labradoodle named Raffi.

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Praise for Super Psyched

“In a world brought down by disconnection and distraction, Adam Dorsay offers an uplifting guide to reclaiming genuine connection. Super Psyched is packed with practical wisdom and creative exercises to help you rediscover joy and meaning.”

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and When

“It’s time for you to truly enjoy life again! Dr. Adam Dorsay combines incredible insight with thousands of hours of therapeutic experience to bring you this highly actionable blueprint for deeper, more meaningful connections.”

Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author and host of The Mel Robbins Podcast

“Drawing from his unique experience, research, and insights, Dr. Adam Dorsay guides readers to identify their unique ‘connection formula’ in this empowering invitation to embrace the remarkable work of living fully.”

Guy Kawasaki, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of the Start and Think Remarkable

“The greatest predictor of both long-term happiness and success is the same: social connection. In a world awash with disconnection, Super Psyched provides a comprehensive and practical approach to creating more and better connections in every domain of life.”

Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential

“From the perspective of the author of Super Psyched, connection is ontological, meaning it is ‘reality,’ not just an emotional-cognitive bond. Not only does this make sense to me—I agree with it absolutely. Connecting is being. That means we cannot actually disconnect, but we can and do ‘experience’ disconnection, for the variety of reasons listed by Dr. Dorsay. This experience of disconnection is the source of all forms of human discontent and suffering, about which the author offers an encyclopedic discussion of the sources that restore connection. Not often does a book come along that is so fundamentally important. We recommend it to everyone.”

Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, New York Times bestselling coauthors of Getting the Love You Want and cocreators of Imago Relationship Therapy

“If T.S. Eliot was correct in his claim that ‘hell is the place where nothing connects,’ could it be, then, that heaven is a place where everything connects? In Super Psyched, Adam Dorsay makes a strong case for connection being the fundamental building block of happiness. Brick by brick, this book can help you construct a happier, healthier, and more successful life.”

Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times bestselling author of Happier

“We crave connection more than anything in life, and I first found it in my deeply rewarding career as the founding drummer of Maroon 5. But I ultimately had to grapple with the loss of that connection when I was forced to walk away from the band due to a physical and psychological breakdown. Grieving that loss of identity, I learned to reconnect with myself, allowing me to find new purpose as a therapist, author, and advocate for mental health. My experience of reconnecting to the world has made all the difference in feeling contented and fulfilled by my life. Dr. Adam has written a book that deeply resonates with my personal experience. I’m super psyched he’s written it and that so many people will benefit!”

Ryan Dusick, MA, AMFT, and founding drummer of Maroon 5

Super Psyched connected with my soul. It feels like a conversation with a therapist who sees things you don’t know about yourself and a loyal friend who loves you no matter how messed up you are. If we could all have therapists like Dr. Adam Dorsay, there would be no mental health crisis.”

Dr. Zoë Chance, author of Influence Is Your Superpower; senior lecturer, Yale School of Management

Super Psyched is full of good advice for living a happier and more meaningful life. At the heart of the book is the importance of connection—to oneself, to others, to one’s work, etc. This may seem obvious, but every connection we make is also a constraint on our freedom to do exactly what we want. And Americans so worship freedom that we pass up opportunities for connection. So to me, the big message of the book is to embrace constraint—in the form of connection.”

Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and Why We Work; professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

“Connection is much talked about yet little understood as a key part of living a happy and healthy life. In Super Psyched, Adam Dorsay reveals an innovative new framework for thinking about what might just be the silver bullet for many of our societal woes. Written with deep empathy and stories drawn from his real-life experience as a longtime psychiatrist to Silicon Valley’s elite, this book is an urgent and necessary antidote to our culture of disconnection and despair.”

Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty, Columbia Business School

“Connection is a complex phenomenon that intrigues us all; yet, despite our desire for it, we often fail to explore its true significance. Dr. Adam Dorsay brilliantly delves into the intricacies of connection, guiding readers on a journey to discover their personal interpretations of this vital aspect of human experience. With clarity and insight, Dorsay offers practical strategies for cultivating deeper connections in our lives.”

Dr. Ruth Gotian, Thinkers50 #1 emerging management thinker; author of The Success Factor and The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring; and chief learning officer and associate professor of Education in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

“I’m obsessed with helping my innovation students cultivate excellence. I’ve seen that the most successful ones are deeply connected to themselves, their work, and the external purpose of their efforts. Connection is a big deal! Dr. Adam Dorsay has written a user-friendly, powerful book on cultivating connection in a customized manner. This book will empower you to find your own way to connect and, ultimately, become more successful whatever your path. Read it, reread it, and enjoy the ride!”

Jeremy Utley, adjunct professor of Creativity and Design Thinking at Stanford University; coauthor of the Thinkers50 shortlisted Ideaflow

“No matter who we are, we all share something in common: we want to experience connection. Yet each of us pursues it in different ways. As a veteran psychologist, Dr. Dorsay has helped thousands of people in their quests to restore or create deep bonds that make for a more meaningful life. This book can help any reader figure out a formula that works for them. Highly recommended!”

Olivia Fox Cabane, host of The Autistic Advantage podcast and author of The Charisma Myth

“In a time of rampant loneliness and disconnection, Adam Dorsay provides us with a road map for healing in our modern times: the power of connection. Weaving deeply personal stories with cutting-edge research, Super Psyched is one of my favorite books of the year. This is a must-read book for anyone looking to improve their lives and become happier!”

Jonah Paquette, PsyD, author of Awestruck, Happily Even After, and The Happiness Toolbox

“So much of what plagues us is related to the absence of connection. Dr. Adam Dorsay writes in a way that is so relatable about the crucial topic of connection in its various forms and can assist the reader toward their version of connection. Without question, this measure can mean the difference between a fulfilling life and one that is unfulfilling. I highly recommend this book to people in all stages of life. The applications are vast, and for a few hours of a very enjoyable read, you will find insights into how to connect in your own way. Get reading!”

Michele Borba, EdD, educational psychologist and bestselling author of Thrivers and UnSelfie

“Relatable, resilient, and relentlessly upbeat, Super Psyched urges us all to transcend the ‘appearance-and-accomplishment’ mirror-gaze of today’s world through fostering deep connections with ourselves, others, the wider community and world, and through spirituality. Dorsay provides a wonderful atlas of ideas to form meaning and connectivity, providing a lived-experience road map for establishing truly ‘connected’ life habits. Five stars!”

Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, distinguished professor of psychology, UC Berkeley; author of Another Kind of Madness

Super Psyched makes a compelling case for connection to be at the heart of happiness. Adam Dorsay deftly connects the dots, allowing the reader to understand why and how to connect more skillfully.”

Frederic Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and author of Forgive for Good

“Connection is at the heart of our well-being. Adam leverages his experiences as a psychologist and an award-winning podcaster to share research-based ways to increase connection in the four basic areas of life. I highly recommend this thoughtful and readable book!”

Frank G. Anderson, MD, author of Transcending Trauma and To Be Loved

“Dr. Dorsay has somehow managed to pull off the trick of writing a book that not only redefines one of psychology’s key pillars but also provides an actionable toolbox for making better connections in your own life—and all presented with the warm, understanding feel of chatting with a best friend. Super Psyched will completely transform the way you think about connection and how to harness it to build a happier, more vibrant, and more fulfilling life.”

Susan Pollak, PhD, psychologist, author of Sitting Together and Self-Compassion for Parents, and cofounder and teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard Medical School


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